SAIP2014

from Monday, 7 July 2014 (07:30) to Friday, 11 July 2014 (23:00)


        : Sessions
    /     : Talks
        : Breaks
7 Jul 2014
8 Jul 2014
9 Jul 2014
10 Jul 2014
11 Jul 2014
AM
08:00
Winter School: Astroparticle Physics (until 09:00) (D Les 104)
08:00
Winter School: Magnetism (until 09:00) (D Les 106)
09:00
Winter School: Astroparticle Physics -Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) (until 09:30) (D Les 104)
09:00 Welcome and Opening; Announcements - Prof. Soebur Razzaque (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
09:00
Winter School: Magnetism -Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (University of Johannesburg) (until 09:30) (D Les 106)
09:00 Welcome and Opening; Announcements - Dr Bryan Doyle (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 106)
09:30
Winter School: Astroparticle Physics -Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:30) (D Les 104)
09:30 Astroparticle physics of pulsar magnetospheres - Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus)   (D Les 104)
09:30
Winter School: Magnetism -Dr Bryan Doyle (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:30) (D Les 106)
09:30 Fate of magnetic-electronic properties of transition-metal compounds at extreme conditions - Prof. GIOvanni Hearne (Dept of Physics, Univ of Johanneburg)   (D Les 106)
10:30 --- Tea break ---
11:00
Winter School: Astroparticle Physics -Dr Soebur Razzaque (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:00) (D Les 104)
11:00 ATLAS Collaboration: astronomical and cosmological significance - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
12:00 The astrophysics approach to unveil the nature of dark matter - Prof. Sergio Colafrancesco (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
11:00
Winter School: Magnetism -Dr Bryan Doyle (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:00) (D Les 106)
11:00 The basics of 4f-electron magnetism - Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 106)
12:00 Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles - Dr Lonzeche Lodya (Sasol Technology, R&D)   (D Les 106)
08:30
Welcome address -Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg) (until 09:00) (Auditorium)
09:00
Plenary -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 10:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 Dark Matter in Clusters of Galaxies: Views from Hubble, Chandra, and Newton - Megan Donahue (Michigan State University)   (Auditorium)
Slides
10:00
Applied -Dr Tjaardt Kruger (UP) (until 10:40) (D Les 103)
10:00 Investigation of carotenoid excited electronic states in the main plant light-harvesting complex (LHCII) via femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy - Ms Asmita Singh (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 103)
10:20 Using single-molecule spectroscopic methods to investigate the environmental dependencies of photoprotection in main plant light harvesting complex. - Mr Joshua Botha (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 103)
10:00
Astro -Prof. Derck Smits (University of SA) (until 10:40) (D Les 203)
10:00 A Boost to Astronomy in Southern Africa - Mr Prospery C Simpemba (Copperbelt University/University of Witwatersrand)   (D Les 203)
10:20 Radio Astronomy in Africa: The Case Of Ghana - Mr Bernard Duah Asabere (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 203)
Paper
10:00
DPCMM1 -Dr Volkmar Nolting (Vaal University of Technology) (until 10:40) (D Les 201)
10:00 Pressure induced charge order collapse in Fe<sub>2</sub>OBO<sub>3</sub> - Mr Wisdom Nkosilathi Sibanda (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 201)
10:20 Influence of Spark Plasma Sintering parameter on Cu-CNT composites for thermal management - Mr Rasidi Sule (Tshwane University of Technology)   (D Les 201)
10:00
DPCMM2 -Dr Tshakane Tshepe (NWU) (until 10:40) (D Les 202)
10:00 Study of the radiation damage induced by fast neutron and deuterium ions in graphite and zircaloy-4 - Mr Tshepo Mahafa (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 202)
10:20 Structural,Electrical and Electronic Properties of Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) and Cabon-Based Materials - Mr Wilfred mbiombi (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 202)
10:00
Education -Dr Herbert Mark (UWC) (until 10:40) (D Les 310)
10:00 Influence of a science enrichment programme on the views of the nature of science of a group of grade 10 learners. - Mr Vonani Michael Baloyi (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 310)
Paper
10:20 Students’ perceptions of the study process: A critical analysis - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
Slides
10:00
NPRP -Dr Rob Bark (iThemba LABS) (until 10:40) (D Les 101)
10:00 The development of a neutron converter for the production of radioactive ion beams at iThemba LABS - Mr Zipho Ngcobo (iThemba LABS & University of Cape Town)   (D Les 101)
10:20 Looking for an influence of antineutrinos on a beta plus source- long term measurements at Koeberg power station. - Dr Frederick David Smit (iThemba LABS)   (D Les 101)
10:00
Photonics -Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:40) (D Les 102)
10:00 Effect of annealing on the photoluminescence characteristics of solution grown ZnO nanorods array - Mr Crispin Mbulanga (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (D Les 102)
10:20 Optical and Electrical properties of solution-grown ZnO nanorods on Si - Mr Stive Roussel Tankio Djiokap (NMMU)   (D Les 102)
10:00
Space -Dr Daniel Mojalefa Moeketsi (CSIR Meraka Institute (CHPC)) (until 10:40) (D Les 204)
10:00 Application of discrete-ordinate radiative transfer (distort) model to inhomogeneous aerosols atmosphere - Mr Hussaini Yusuf (Kano University of Science and Techonology, Nigeria)   (D Les 204)
10:20 Polarity changes of small-amplitude ion-acoustic and electron-acoustic solitons in multi-fluid space plasmas - Dr Carel Olivier (South African National Space Agency)   (D Les 204)
10:00
Theoretical -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 10:40) (D Les 104)
10:00 Higgs quartic coupling, neutrino masses and mixing angles in 2UED models - Prof. Alan Cornell (NITheP)   (D Les 104)
10:20 Evolution of Yukawa Couplings and Quark Flavour Mixings in the 2UED - Mr Ammar Abdalgabar (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
11:10
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 12:10) (D Les 103)
11:10 The role of low-energy fluorescence bands in the photoprotection of the major plant light harvesting complex. - Mr Herman Stoltz (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 103)
11:30 Investigation of the involvement of specific carotenoids in the major plant light harvesting antenna during photoprotection - Mr Alexander Paradzah (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 103)
11:50 Preparation and characterization of poly(vinyl alcohol)/graphene composite nanofibers via electrospinning - Mr Farshad Barzegar (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 103)
11:10
Astro -Prof. Henry Throop (University of Pretoria) (until 12:10) (D Les 203)
11:10 How does the Cosmic Web Shape Galaxy Formation? - Dr David Gilbank (South African Astronomical Observatory)   (D Les 203)
11:30 The properties of radio relics and the connection with radio halos in galaxy clusters and their correlation with non-thermal phenomena - Mr Claudio Moises Paulo (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 203)
11:50 The XENON100 Dark Matter Experiment - Mr Jacques Pienaar (Purdue University)   (D Les 203)
11:10
DPCMM1 -Prof. GIOvanni Hearne (Dept of Physics, Univ of Johanneburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 201)
11:10 Atomic scale simulation in the service of nuclear materials - Prof. Robin Grimes (Imperial College London)   (D Les 201)
11:30 Field theory formulation for active network - Ms Stanard Mebwe Pachong (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 201)
11:50 Laser spectroscopy studies of the recrystallization of an amorphous layer in GaAs produced by argon ion implantation at ~77 K - Mr Kudakwashe Jakata (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
11:10
DPCMM2 -Dr ABDUSSALAM BALARABE SULEIMAN (FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, DUTSE JIGAWA STATE NIGERIA) (until 12:10) (D Les 202)
11:10 Synthesis and characterization of mixed-valence LuFe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4-&delta;</sub>: Effect of stoichiometry &delta; - Mr Adli Peck (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 202)
11:30 Computational Study on Advanced Lithium – Sulphur Battery - Mr Cliffton Masedi (UL and CSIR)   (D Les 202)
11:50 Molecular dynamics simulation of TiO<sub>2</sub> nanoparticles using DFTB+ code - Mr Mulatedzi Gandamipfa (University of Limpopo)   (D Les 202)
11:10
Education -Prof. Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (D Les 310)
11:10 Excel IF functions as marking rubrics for assessing physics practicals - Mr Jan Oelofse (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
11:30 DC Circuits: Context dependency of students' responses - Mr Ignatius John (UCT & CPUT)   (D Les 310)
11:50 A critical assessment of first year entering university science students’ conceptual understanding - Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
11:10
NPRP -Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS) (until 12:10) (D Les 101)
11:10 Octupole Excitations in U isotopes - Dr Sifiso Senzo Ntshangase (University of Zululand)   (D Les 101)
11:30 Octupole correlations and Collective Couplings in the rare earth nucleus <sup>154</sup>Dy - Mr George Zimba (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 101)
11:50 SHELS - Separator for Heavy ELement Spectroscopy. First results. - Mr Yury Popov (JINR)   (D Les 101)
11:10
Photonics -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 12:10) (D Les 102)
11:10 Ultrafast charge transfer processes in organic-dye sensitised solar cells - Ms Iulia Minda (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 102)
11:30 Femtosecond electron diffraction on organic crystals - Mr Bart Smit (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 102)
11:50 Control of CO2 vibrational dynamics via shaped-pulse Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy - Mr Attie Hendriks (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
11:10
Space -Dr Carel Olivier (SANSA) (until 12:10) (D Les 204)
11:10 Seasonal variation of Ionospheric TEC over South Africa during the recent unusual solar minimum between cycle 23 and 24 - Dr Daniel Moeketsi (CSIR)   (D Les 204)
11:30 Ionospheric Tomography over South Africa: comparison of MIDAS, ionosondes and GPS measurements - Mr Nigussie Mezgebe Giday (SANSA)   (D Les 204)
11:50 Influence of lightning on electron density in the ionosphere using WWLLN lightning data, Ionosonde data and GPS data - Mr Mahmud Mohammed Amin (SANSA/UCT)   (D Les 204)
Slides
11:10
Theoretical -Prof. Alan Cornell (NITheP) (until 12:10) (D Les 104)
11:10 Integrability in Large N super Yang-Mills Theory - Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
11:30 SO(N) restricted Schur polynomials - Mr Garreth Kemp (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
11:50 Non Planar Integrability in ABJM - Ms Stephanie Smith (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
09:00
Plenary -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 Light in a twist: optical angular momentum - Prof. Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)   (Auditorium)
Slides
10:00
Applied -Prof. Ernest van Dyk (NMMU) (until 10:40) (D Les 103)
10:00 Investigation of Fatigue-Type Processes in Polycrystalline Diamond Tools Using Raman Spectroscopy - Mr Maxwell Vhareta (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
10:20 X-ray reflectivity and surface Brillouin studies of rf magnetron sputtered NbN thin films - Mr Jonah Kuria (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
10:00
Astro -Dr Aletha de Witt (Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory) (until 10:40) ()
10:00 Investigation of ionization temperature as an explicit parameter in C<sup>3</sup> models of nebulae - Ms Andri Prozesky (UNISA)   ()
10:20 Twisting photons: The role of POAM in Astrophysics - Mr Peter Nicol (University of Johannesburg)   ()
Paper
10:00
DPCMM1 -Dr Bryan Doyle (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:40) (D Les 201)
10:20 Effect of growth temperature on structural and luminescence properties of ZnO nanoparticles by Sol-Gel method - Mr Jatani Ungula (University of the Free State)   (D Les 201)
10:00
Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:40) (D Les 310)
10:00 Physics Education Division Meeting - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
10:00
NPRP -Dr Ricky Smit (iThemba LABS) (until 10:40) (D Les 101)
10:00 Radiometric Survey at A Heavy Mineral Separation plant near Koekenaap - Mr Alfred Mogotsi Sehone (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 101)
10:20 Analytical technique to measure radon generation from Gauteng river water samples using solid state detector - Mr Livhuwani Masevhe (UJ)   (D Les 101)
10:00
Photonics (until 10:40) (D Les 102)
10:00 --- Photonics division meeting ---
10:00
Space (until 10:40) (D Les 204)
10:00
Theoretical -Prof. Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 10:40) (D Les 104)
10:00 TCP Specialist meeting   (D Les 104)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
11:10
Applied -Dr Indresan Govender (University of Cape Town) (until 12:10) (D Les 103)
11:10 Granular Flow Modelling of an Annular Shear Cell - Ms Sherry Bremner (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 103)
11:30 An investigation of granular rheology using Positron Emission Particle Tracking - Mr Thirunavukkarasu Pathmathas (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 103)
11:50 Axial Segregation in Rotating Drum - Extension of the Basic Axial Diffusion Model - Mr Elbasher Mohamed Elbasher Ahmed (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 103)
11:10
Astro -Dr Fabio Frescura (U Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (D Les 203)
11:10 Spectral modelling of H.E.S.S.-detected PWNe - Carlo van Rensburg (North West University)   (D Les 203)
11:30 Examining Radio & Gamma-ray correlation of the blazar PKS1424-418 during its flaring state. - Mrs Pfesesani van Zyl (HartRAO)   (D Les 203)
11:50 Spectral studies of Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars: constraining models at GeV energies - Dr Richard Britto (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 203)
11:10
DPCMM1 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 12:10) ()
11:10 Unique magnetic properties in simple metals - Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (University of Johannesburg)   ()
11:10
Education -Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 12:10) (D Les 310)
11:10 Attitudes and expectations of first year students towards physics labs - Ms Munene Tlowana (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 310)
11:30 A CHAT perspective on the tensions and dynamics in the professional development of Physical Sciences teachers in a mentoring relationship - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
11:50 Recent Development in the Physics III Laboratory Module at WITS - Dr Jonathan Keartland (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
11:10
NPRP -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 101)
11:10 Efficiency and dead time measurements of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector - Mr Jayson Lee Easton (iThemba LABS)   (D Les 101)
11:30 Experimentally measured pulse shape signals of the iThemba LABS segmented clover detector. - Dr Thifhelimbilu Daphney Bucher (iThemba LABS)   (D Les 101)
11:50 Pulse Shape Analysis: Simulations with ADL and MGS codes - Mr Sive Noncolela (UWC)   (D Les 101)
11:10
Photonics -Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 12:10) (D Les 102)
11:10 Selecting high-order modes in solid state laser resonators - Mr Kelachukwu Iheanetu (University of Fort Hare)   (D Les 102)
11:30 Generation of Coherent and Incoherent Superpositions of Laguerre–Gaussian Beams using a Diode-Pumped Solid-State Digital Laser - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
11:50 Breaking the intra-cavity degeneracy of vortex modes - Mr Darryl Naidoo (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
11:10
Space -Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (South African National Space Agency (Space Science) (formerly NRF Hermanus Magnetic Observatory)) (until 12:10) (D Les 204)
11:10 The polar thermospheric neutral density long-term trend using incoherent scatter radar data - Prof. Michael Kosch (SANSA)   (D Les 204)
11:30 Analysis of ionospheric response to geomagnetic storms during solar cycle 23 - Mrs Tshimangadzo Merline Matamba (SANSA/Rhodes University)   (D Les 204)
11:10
Theoretical -Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 104)
11:10 Thermodynamics of open quantum systems - Dr Vitalii Semin (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Les 104)
11:30 Aliasing in Atomic Clocks - Dr Ismail Akhalwaya (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
11:50 Quantum feedback control of a harmonic oscillator - Ms Humairah Bassa (University of KwaZulu-Natal and CSIR)   (D Les 104)
09:00
Plenary -Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 New ways of thinking about university physics teaching: A discussion of discursive representations using South African examples - Prof. Cedric Linder (Uppsala University and UWC)   (Auditorium)
Slides
10:00
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 10:40) (D Les 103)
10:00 The evaluation and simulated performance of the potential current produce from Multi-junction cells. - Mr Ross Schultz (NMMU)   (D Les 103)
10:20 Simulation of Thermal Processes in a Hot Mirror Parabolic Trough Solar Receiver - Mr Victor Siuluta Kaluba (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
10:00
Astro -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 10:40) (D Les 203)
10:00
DPCMM1 -Mr Rudolph Erasmus (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (D Les 201)
10:00 Investigation of plasma dynamics effect on the properties of the vanadium oxide thin films - Ms Bathusile Masina (CSIR, University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Les 201)
10:20 Electrical properties of Hg/n-Si (MS) and Hg/PO3/n-Si (MIS) Schottky Diodes - Mr Fred Joe Nambala (University of Zambia)   (D Les 201)
10:00
Education -Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:40) (D Les 310)
10:00 Quantum Optics: Do we need single photons? - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR)   (D Les 310)
10:20 An evaluation of students’ understanding of Newtonian Mechanics - Prof. Deena Naidoo (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
10:00
NPRP -Dr Thifwe Bucher (iThemba LABS) (until 10:40) (D Les 101)
10:00 Auger electron studies using Monte Carlo simulations of I-123 incorporated into human lymphocytes - Mr Hein Fourie (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 101)
10:20 Monte Carlo simulation of secondary gamma production during proton therapy for dose verification purposes – Part I - Dr Stephen Peterson (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 101)
10:00
Photonics -Dr Pieter Neethling (Laser Research Institute, University of Stellenbosch) (until 10:40) (D Les 102)
10:00 Construction of a Terahertz time domain spectrometer - Mr Shane Smith (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 102)
10:20 A New Technique to Electro-Optically Q-switch Uniaxial Gain Materials. - Mr Loyiso Maweza (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
10:00
Space -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 10:40) (D Les 203)
10:00
Theoretical -Prof. Thomas Konrad (UKZN) (until 10:40) (D Les 104)
10:00 Hamiltonian approach to open quantum Brownian motion. - Dr Ilya Sinayskiy (University of KwaZulu-Natal and National Institute for Theoretical Physics)   (D Les 104)
10:20 Finite-size key security of Phoenix-Barnett-Chefles 2000 quantum-key-distribution protocol - Dr Mhlambululi Mafu (UKZN)   (D Les 104)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
11:10
Applied -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 12:10) ()
11:10 --- APF Meeting ---
11:30 Modelling Flow Phenomena in Time Dependant Store Release from Transonic Aircraft - Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR)   ()
11:10
Astro -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 12:10) (D Les 203)
11:10 Characterization of Potentially Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids - Prof. Henry Throop (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 203)
11:10
DPCMM1 -Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU) (until 12:10) (D Les 201)
11:10 Divisional AGM - Prof. Japie Engelbrecht (NMMU)   (D Les 201)
11:10
Education -Dr Padmanabhan Nair (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 310)
11:10 First year students’ beliefs about physics - Dr Dale Taylor (UCT)   (D Les 310)
11:30 The experiences of four-year program degree students - Ms Buyi Sondezi-Mhlungu (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
11:50 Sound Misconceptions in a Science Centre - Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)   (D Les 310)
Paper
11:10
NPRP -Dr Sifiso Ntshangase (University of Zululand) (until 12:10) (D Les 101)
11:10 Search for chirality in 193Tl - Mr Joram Ndayishimye (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 101)
11:30 Exploring the spectroscopy of vibrational levels in the trasitional rare earth region - Mr Siyabonga Majola (UCT/ iThemba Labs)   (D Les 101)
11:50 Two Proton Stripping via the 115In(3He,n)117Sb reaction and a GEANT4 simulation of the AFRODITE array at iThemba LABS. - Mr Kevin Li (Stellenbosch University, iThemba Labs)   (D Les 101)
11:10
Photonics -Dr Hencharl Strauss (CSIR (National Laser Centre)) (until 12:10) (D Les 102)
11:10 Propagation characteristics control by variation of PCF structural parameters - Mr James Jena (National University of Science and Technology)   (D Les 102)
11:30 Pulse Propagation in Soliton based Optical fiber communication. - Mr Rabiu Imam SABITU (Kano University of Science and Technology, Nigeria)   (D Les 102)
11:50 Towards the Fabrication of All-Fibre Laser Systems - Dr Lorinda Wu (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
11:10
Space -Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University) (until 12:10) (D Les 203)
11:10
Theoretical -Dr Ilya Sinayskiy (University of KwaZulu-Natal and National Institute for Theoretical Physics) (until 12:10) (D Les 104)
11:10 A GPU Based Polyhedral Particle DEM Transport Code - Mr Nicolin govender (CSIR, University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
11:30 Massive Affordable Computing Using ARM Processors in High Energy Physics - Joshua Wyatt Smith (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 104)
11:50 Computer Assisted Proof of the Global Existence of Periodic Orbits in the Rössler System - Dr André Botha (UNISA)   (D Les 104)
Paper
09:00
Plenary -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg) (until 10:00) (Auditorium)
09:00 CERN – A Gateway to Science and Technology - Prof. Emmanuel Tsesmelis (CERN and University of Oxford)   (Auditorium)
Slides
10:00
Applied -Dr Joseph Asante (Tshwane University of Technology) (until 10:40) (D Les 103)
10:00 A new probe to detect multiple turn extraction of a beam bunch from Injector Cyclotron 1 at iThemba LABS. - Dr John Garrett de Villiers (iThemba Labs)   (D Les 103)
10:20 Research projects Utilising Penetrating Radiation: What to Expect when using Radiation Beams for Imaging - Mr Frikkie De Beer (NECSA)   (D Les 103)
10:00
Astro -Dr Nukri Komin (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (D Les 203)
10:00 Accretion and outflow in black hole X-ray binaries - Mr Avishek Dusoye (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 203)
10:20 Search for Very High Energy candidate sources using South African observatories - Dr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State)   (D Les 203)
10:00
DPCMM1 -Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University) (until 10:40) (D Les 201)
10:00 Magnetic nanoparticles as polarity-sensors: a Molecular Dynamics study on the effect of solvent interactions with surface atoms on iron oxide nanoparticles’ magnetization. - Dr Richard Harris (Mintek)   (D Les 201)
10:20 Elastic constants of Cr3C2 thin films by surface Brillouin scattering investigations - Dr Daniel Wamwangi (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
10:00
Education -Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (D Les 310)
10:00 Shoestring Experiments 1: Measuring the track separation on a compact diskette using a metre stick - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
10:20 Shoestring Experiments 2: Resurrecting and using the 2D collision apparatus - Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
10:00
NPRP -Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town) (until 10:40) (D Les 101)
10:00 Cluster Model Analysis of Exotic Decay in Actinide Nuclei - Mr Erasmus du Toit (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 101)
10:20 Coupled-channel studies of nucleon-scattering from oxygen isotopes - Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 101)
Paper
10:00
Photonics (until 10:40) (D Les 102)
10:00
Space -Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus) (until 10:40) (D Les 204)
10:00 Discretization of cosmological periodic orbits - Prof. Pieter Wagener (University of Fort Hare)   (D Les 204)
10:20 Quasi-Newtonian and anti-Newtonian universes in f(R)-gravity - Dr Amare Abebe (North-West University)   (D Les 204)
10:00
Theoretical -Prof. Daniel Joubert (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 10:40) (D Les 104)
10:00 Dynamics of processive and non-processive molecular motors on filaments - Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Les 104)
10:20 Vacuum Energies and Frequency Dependent Interactions - Prof. Herbert Weigel (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 104)
10:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
11:10
Applied -Dr Mmantsae Diale (University of Pretoria) (until 12:10) (D Les 103)
11:10 Analysis of the temperature models for the evaluation of global solar radiation in the coastal and interior regions of South Africa. - Dr Eric Maluta (University of Venda)   (D Les 103)
11:30 Performance analysis of a 3.2 kWp grid-connected PV system in the Eastern Cape, South Africa - Dr Denis Okello (NMMU and Makerere University)   (D Les 103)
11:50 Enhanced light harvesting and conversion efficiency by plasmonic Ag nanoparticles incorporated in organic photovoltaics - Dr Kamalakannan Ranganathan (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
11:10
Astro -Prof. Patrick Woudt (Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town) (until 12:10) (D Les 203)
11:10 The effect of an offset-dipole magnetic field on the Vela pulsar's gamma-ray light curves - Ms Monica Breed (North-West University)   (D Les 203)
11:30 TeV Gamma-Ray Observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud - Dr Nukri Komin (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 203)
Slides
11:50 Modelling the Cumulative Spectrum Expected from a Population of Globular Clusters - Dr Christo Venter (North-west University)   (D Les 203)
11:10
DPCMM1 -Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 201)
11:10 Magnetic interactions in 3<i>d</i> transition metal-doped diamond - Dr Evans Benecha (University of South Africa)   (D Les 201)
11:30 Laser-selective excitation and polarisation studies of BaF<sub>2</sub>: Tm<sup>3+</sup> single crystals - Dr Marjorie Mujaji (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
11:10
Education -Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg) (until 12:10) (D Les 310)
11:10 Material Sciences for Teachers - Dr Deena Naidoo (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
11:30 Sound and music: Part 1 - Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)   (D Les 310)
11:50 Sound and music: Part 2 - Mr Derek Fish (Unizul Science Centre)   (D Les 310)
11:10
NPRP -Dr Peane Maleka (iThemba LABS) (until 12:10) (D Les 101)
11:10 Representation of the Few-Group Homogenized Cross Sections of a MOX Fuel Assembly - Mr Saymore Chifamba (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 101)
11:30 Validation of the performance of Geant4 in the simulation of neutron induced reactions relevant to reactor studies. - Ms Rotondwa Mudau (UJ)   (D Les 101)
11:50 Fast neutron measurements with dueterated liquid organic scintillator NE230 - Mr Vusumuzi Masondo (University of the Western Cape)   (D Les 101)
11:10
Photonics (until 12:10) (D Les 102)
11:10
Space (until 12:10) (D Les 204)
11:10
Theoretical -Prof. Herbert Weigel (Physics Department Stellenbosch University) (until 12:10) (D Les 104)
11:10 Compact stars for NITheP internship programme - Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
11:30 Particle number dependent discontinuities in density functional derivatives. - Prof. Daniel Joubert (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
11:50 Josephson Junctions under external radiation: Devil's Staircases and Continued Fractions - Dr Yury Shukrinov (JINR, Dubna)   (D Les 104)
PM
13:00 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Winter School: Astroparticle Physics -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 16:30) (D Les 104)
14:00 Neutrino Astronomy - Prof. Soebur Razzaque (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
15:00 Compact starts as laboratories for fundamental physics - Prof. Azwinndini Muronga (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 104)
16:00 Closure and tea   (D Les 104)
14:00
Winter School: Magnetism -Prof. GIOvanni Hearne (Dept of Physics, Univ of Johanneburg) (until 16:30) (D Les 106)
14:00 Designed novel magnetocaloric materials: magnetic refrigeration for the future - Dr Jyotish Chandra Debnath (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 106)
15:00 Intelligent magnetic materials - Dr Gildas Diguet   (D Les 106)
16:00 Closure and tea   (D Les 106)
18:00 Welcome function   (Auditorium)
12:10
Plenary -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 13:10) (Auditorium)
12:10 Particle Astrophysics - Prof. Harm Moraal (NWU)   (Auditorium)
Slides
13:10 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Applied -Dr phil ferrer (wits) (until 15:40) (D Les 103)
14:00 Thermal measurements on epoxy-expandable graphite composite material - Ms Fortunate Modiba (TUT)   (D Les 103)
14:20 An all printed LRC resonant circuit - Mr Getinet Ashebir (UCT)   (D Les 103)
14:40 Using a VCSEL to Accurately Measure the Chromatic Dispersion in Single Mode Fibre by the Phase Shift Technique - Mr Shukree Wassin (NMMU)   (D Les 103)
15:00 Simulation of the Egyptian 2nd Testing Research Reactor (ETRR-2) experimental benchmark in aid of verification and validation of the OSCAR-4 system. - Mr Maurice Mashau (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 103)
Paper
15:20 Microstructure evolution of rutheniumwith 6H-SiC interface under vacuum annealing and the implications for the performance of its Schottky contact for high temperature operating diodes. - Mr Kinnock Vundawaka Munthali (University of Namibia)   (D Les 103)
14:00
Astro -Dr Christo Venter (North-west University, Potchefstroom Campus) (until 15:40) (D Les 203)
14:00 Comparison of photometric and spectroscopic parameters of eclipsing contact binary stars - Ms Patricia Skelton (UNISA)   (D Les 203)
14:20 The Excitation of Pulsation Modes in Rapidly Rotating Main Sequence B-Stars - Mr Pierre van Heerden (University of Johannesburg/SAAO)   (D Les 203)
14:40 MeerLICHT: Exploration of real-time commensal observing - Prof. Patrick Woudt (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 203)
15:00 Characterization of variable stars using the ASAS and SuperWASP databases - Prof. Derck Smits (University of South Africa)   (D Les 203)
14:00
DPCMM1 -Prof. Eric Fullerton (University of California San Diego) (until 15:40) (D Les 201)
14:00 Effects of Cr3+ mol% on the structure and optical properties of the ZnAl2O4:Cr3+ nanocrystals synthesized using sol-gel process - Mr Setumo Motloung (University of the Free State)   (D Les 201)
14:20 Nitrogen dioxide and Ammonia Gas Sensing by Tungsten Trioxide Film - Mr Malcolm Govender (CSIR)   (D Les 201)
14:40 A Steady State Model For Interfacial Reaction And Binary Diffusion In Si-Pd System - Mr Samuel Akintunde (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 201)
14:00
DPCMM2 -Dr Bhekumusa Mathe (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:40) (D Les 202)
14:00 A study of crack formation and its effective internal surface area using Micro-Focus X-ray Tomography (µX-CT) and Fractal Geometry. - Ms Teffo Seakamela (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 202)
14:20 Phase evolution of vanadium oxides obtained through temperature programmed annealing of ammonium vanadate in hydrogen atmosphere - Mr Amos Akande (University of Limpopo)   (D Les 202)
14:40 Effect of xenon (Xe) 167 MeV Irradiation on Un-implanted 6H-SiC and Poly-SiC implanted with iodine (I), krypton (Kr) and xenon (Xe) at room temperature - Mr Chemist Mabena (University of Pretoria)   (D Les 202)
15:00 Ion beam effects in thin metallic films due to Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis using 26 MeV Cu7+ ions. - Mr Humbulani Mavhungu (NECSA)   (D Les 202)
14:00
Education -Dr Alan Matthews (UKZN) (until 15:40) (D Les 310)
14:00 The influence of backwash on problem-solving - Mr Douglas Clerk (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 310)
14:20 First year university physics students’ perceptions of the teaching-learning environment: In search of a coherent pedagogic learning orientation - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
14:40 A four-year foundation degree programme. Do we really need it? - Mr Paul Molefe (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
15:00 Modeling physical phenomena with permanent magnets - Prof. Max Michaelis (Rutherford-Appleton Laboratories)   (D Les 310)
14:00
NPRP -Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (D Les 101)
14:00 The development of a general purpose Processing Unit for the upgraded electronics of the ATLAS detector Tile Calorimeter - Mr Mitchell Cox (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
Slides
14:20 First look at Data Acquisition system for a fixed target experiment at the NICA complex at JINR and its connection to the ATLAS TileCal readout electronics - Mr Kehinde Tomiwa (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
15:00 Single top channel analysis in association with higgs production at ATLAS: a feasibility study - Ms Claire Antel (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 101)
15:20 Constraining Beyond the Standard Model physics with the newly discovered Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector. - German David Carrillo-Montoya (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
Slides
14:00
Photonics -Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 15:40) (D Les 102)
14:00 Shaping coherent light - Mr Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Les 102)
14:20 Measuring phase with Stokes measurements - Mrs Angela Dudley (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
14:40 Ptychographic reconstruction of temporal objects - Mr Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Les 102)
15:00 Non Specialist lecture: Does God play dice with angles? - Prof. Miles Padgett (University of Glasgow)   (D Les 102)
14:00
Space -Prof. Pieter Wagener (Dept Physics, NMMU) (until 15:40) (D Les 204)
14:00 Re-evaluation of the cosmic-ray parameters - Mr Moshe Godfrey Mosotho (North-West University)   (D Les 204)
14:20 The effects of particle drifts on cosmic-ray modulation in the heliosphere – progress and challenges - Prof. Renier Burger (North-West University)   (D Les 204)
14:40 Properties of Charney-Hasegawa-Mima zonal turbulence - Dr Gert Botha (University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)   (D Les 204)
15:00 Electrostatic supersolitons in plasmas - Prof. Manfred Hellberg (UKZN)   (D Les 204)
15:20 Arbitrary amplitude ion-acoustic and electron-acoustic solitons in two-ion space plasmas revisited - Dr Shimul Kumar Maharaj (South African National Space Agency)   (D Les 204)
14:00
Theoretical -Prof. Robert de Mello Koch (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:40) (D Les 104)
14:00 Finite N Quiver Gauge Theory - Mr Rocky Kreyfelt (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
14:20 The Large-N Limit Of Matrix Models And AdS/CFT - Mr Mbavhalelo Mulokwe (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
14:40 Saddle point analysis within a vector-like SU(2) ‘QCD’ model - Mrs Celeste Johnson (University of the WItwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
15:00 The Provost metric as a systematic means to construct geometric and gravitational duals - Mr Hendrik van Zyl (Stellenbosch University)   (D Les 104)
15:20 Quark-Gluon Plasma Physics from String Theory - Dr Razieh Morad (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 104)
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
16:10
Plenary -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 17:10) (Auditorium)
16:10 Chameleon Cosmology Near and Far - Dr Amanda Weltman (UCT)   (Auditorium)
17:10
Poster1 (until 19:00) (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A DLTS investigation of the annealing behaviour of the E-centre in alpha-particle irradiated Ge. - Mr Phuti Ngoepe (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A Monte Carlo Simulation of a Noisy Quantum Channel with Memory - Dr Ismail Akhalwaya (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A new foundation for the quantization of field theory:why it is necessary and why it matters - Dr Jan Greben (CSIR-retired)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A review on Effect of Ion Implantation on Hexagonal Boron Nitride - Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Adaptation of roof ventilators as micro-power generation units in homes - Mr Terrence Manyeredzi (University of Fort Hare)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 An ATCA framework for the ATLAS TileCAL Front to Back End Electronics for the Phase II Upgrade at the LHC - Mr Robert Reed (University of Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 An open quantum systems approach to magnetoreception - Ms Betony Adams (UKZN)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Analysis of a Thermal Conductivity Measurement Technique Formulated as a Nonlinear Inverse Heat Conduction Problem - Mr Vishal Ramnath (University of South Africa)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Assessing continuum postulates for tumbling mills - Mr Timothy Povall (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 AutoCal: A Software Application for the Auto Calibration of Stellar Magnitudes - Mr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Beta-decay spectroscopy of neutron-rich nuclei - Mr Lucky Makhathini (iThemba LABS/Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Calculation of atomic-based electron-positron annihilation momentum density in superionic barium flouride - Thulani Jili (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Characterisation of Aluminium/Yttrium Double-doped Tin Oxide Nanoparticles using XRD Patterns. - Mr Tichawona Dangaiso (University of Venda)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Characteristics of statistical noise of the sCMOS based Neutron Computed Radiography Images- A simplified measurement approach - Mr Mabuti Jacob Radebe Radebe (NECSA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Charge Density Waves Formation in 1T-TiSe<sub>2</sub> Based on Pump-Probe Femtosecond Electron Diffraction - Ms Aminat Oyiza Suleiman (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Combustion synthesis of Dy3+–doped YVO4 phosphor - Ms Emily Foka (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Commensurate charge density wave formation in a novel organic molecular conductor (DCNQI) and tantalum diselenide (4Hb-TaSe2) crystals - Mr Olufemi Opeyemi Olaoye (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Comparing the results of two different CCD image reduction packages - Dr Chris Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Composition analysis of Uranus and Neptune using visible-light New Horizons data - Ms Isobel Kolbe (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational modelling of temperature dependence of Ti<sub>50</sub>Pt<sub>50</sub> shape memory alloys - Mr Mordecai Mashamaite (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational modelling studies of Ti<sub>50</sub>-Pt<sub>50-x</sub>-Nb<sub>x</sub> alloys - Mr Magoja Martinus Malebati (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational Phase Stability Study of Pt Alloys and Nanoparticles - Dr Malebo Tibane (University of South Africa)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational studies of olivine NaMPO<sub>4</sub> (M: Mn, Fe, Co) - Mr Ndanduleni Lesley Lethole (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Conceptualizing Scale - Mr Marty Schwartz (Unizul Science centre)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Cost effective way of heating household size biogas digesters manufactured in South Africa - Mr Vhutshilo Nekhubvi (University of Venda)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Digital spiral-phase bi-photon imaging - Ms Thandeka Mhlanga (CSIR and UKZN)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Dosimetric characterization of synthetic diamond detectors of various types and sizes under small high-energy photon field conditions - Mr Nicholas Ade (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Effect of diamond grain size on magnetic properties of cobalt phase in PCD - Mr Tsholofelo Themba Ngwekhulu (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Electrical properties of Cr<sub>100-<i>x</i></sub> Co<sub><i>x</i></sub> alloy thin films on oriented MgO (100) - Dr M Kadam (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
4
Paper
17:10 Ex-situ Ni-Al Double Hydroxide Microspheres on a Nickel foam-Graphene Template as Electrode Material for High Performance Supercapacitors - Mr Damilola Momodu (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Exploring the tensor structure of the Higgs Boson couplings - Mr Stefan von Buddenbrock (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Firmware development for the upgrade of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector - Mr Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 First Calculation of the full Space-Time Evolution of Jets - Mr Ben Meiring (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
Paper
17:10 Flexible Spectrum and the effects of Crosstalk on a 20 Gb/s Signal over a 12 km Optical Fibre - Mr Duncan Boiyo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Fully programmable SoC based Ethernet to PCI Express Bridge for an ARM Based High Data Throughput Cluster for the sROD of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector - Mr Matthew Spoor (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Hydrogen storage in ZnO-CNF hybrid nanostructures - Mr Charles Thethwayo (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Improvement of luminescence properties by post annealing ZnO nanopowders prepared by chemical bath method - Mr Fokotsa Victor Molefe (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Investigating the chromosphere above sunspot umbrae with an acoustic resonator - Dr Gert Botha (University of Northumbria at Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Iron coated ZnO nanorods catalysed growth of carbon nanostructures - Mr Amanda Sefage (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Latest measurements of Higgs boson properties with the ATLAS detector. - German David Carrillo-Montoya (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Lifetimes and transition probabilities in the positive parity states band in <sup>194</sup>Tl - Dr P L Masiteng (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Magnetic susceptibility studies of the (Cr<sub>98.4</sub>Al<sub>1.6</sub>)<sub>100-<i>x</i></sub>Mo<sub><i>x</i></sub> alloy system - Mr Blessed Muchono (University of Johannesburg, National University of Science and Technology)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Measure the properties of Higgs boson in vector boson fusion production mode in the ATLAS detector - Dr Xifeng RUAN (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Measurement of Higgs production in association with high PT jets with the ATLAS detector - Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Metal oxides for photovoltaic devices - Ms Kelebogile Maabong (University Of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Microwave synthesis of graphene nickel aluminum layered double hydroxide (LDH) - Ms Fatemeh Taghizadeh (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Modelling Inhomogeneities in the EBL - Mr Ayman Kudoda (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Molecular dynamics studies of some carbon nanotubes chiral structures - Dr Thuto Mosuang (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Monte Carlo simulation of secondary gamma production during proton therapy for dose verification purposes – Part II - Dr Stephen PETERSON (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Multi-wavelength classification of unidentified AGN in the Fermi 2LAC catalogue - Ms Lizelke Klindt (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Non-linear power amplifiers for atomic physics applications - Mr Shaun Burd (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Numerical Investigation of Temperature Profiles in Gray Gas Mediums with Combined Radiation-Conduction Heat Transfer - Mr Vishal Ramnath (University of South Africa)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Octupole correlations in the rare earth N = 88 isotones - Ms Suzan Phumudzo Bvumbi (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 On the presence of stopbands in acoustic soliton existence domains - Prof. Manfred Hellberg (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Optical, ESR and surface state XPS investigation in 0D ZnO nanostructures doped with rare earth ions - Mr Guy Leba Kabongo (UNISA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Optimization of a Computed Tomography Scan Using Swarm Intelligence - Mr Robert Nshimirimana (NECSA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Overview of the Mineral-PET run of mine Diamond bearing rock sorter - Mr Marius Tchonang Pokaha (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Performance Comparison of SMF-Reach and SMF-RS Optical Fibres for Raman Amplification - Prof. Tim Gibbon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University) Mr Enoch Rotich Kipnoo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 PGAS Model for the Processing Unit of the Upgraded Electronics of the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS Detector - Mr Daniel Ohene-Kwofie (University of The Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Phase Noise Analysis of a 1.712 GHz Clock Signal Transmitted over Optical Fibre for MeerKAT Time and Frequency Reference (TFR) - Mr Enoch K. Rotich Kipnoo (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Probing student perspectives in a first year astronomy course at the University of Cape Town - Prof. Saalih Allie (UCT) Dr Sarah Blyth (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Properties of the Quark-Gluon Plasma Observed at RHIC and LHC - Dr William Horowitz (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Quantum Theory: Reality, Contextuality and Locality - Prof. Glyn Jones (UNISA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Radiation hardness of plastic scintillators for the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector - Ms Harshna Jivan (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Resonance effects in coupled Josephson junctions with LCR-shunting - Mr Kirill Kulikov (JINR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Search for intermediate states in the rare earth nucleus <sup>150</sup> Sm - Mr Lumkile Msebi (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Search of anomalous Higgs to invisible decays with the ATLAS detector at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. - German David Carrillo-Montoya (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Spectral comparison between AGN at z = 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 - Prof. Hartmut Winkler (Dept. Physics, University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Stable priors for Bayes Factors - Dr Michiel De Kock (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Studies of structural properties of Al and Y co-doped tin oxide - Prof. Koena erasmus Rammutla (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Superconductivity in LaRh2Sn2 - Mr Douglas Britz (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Surface Brillouin scattering studies on annealed ion-modified CVD diamond - Mr Isaac Motochi (Unversity of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Synthesis and characterization of CdO-Carbon nanostructures hybrid for LPG sensing - Mr Amanda Sefage (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures via zinc air cell system - Mr Thembinkosi Donald Malevu (University of The Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The design of a light-emitting-diode pulsing system for measurement of time-resolved luminescence - Mr Solomon A. Uriri (Rhodes University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The effect of silver (Ag) dopant on the structural properties of cadmium oxide (CdO) nanoparticles - Mr Mpho Maswanganye (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The status of the LHeC project and its impact on Higgs physics - Prof. Bruce Mellado (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The use of diffusion barriers to control first phase formation in solid state reactions - Mrs Hameda Abrass (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Thermal-transport and electronic structure properties of CePdIn<sub>2</sub> - Dr Emanuela Carleschi (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Towards a crystal undulator - Prof. Simon Connell (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
Slides
17:10 Understanding radiation damage of the MBTS detector at ATLAS using Raman scattering - Ms Linah Maphanga (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 X-Ray characterization of Fe and Cu doped CdO nanoparticles by ball mill method - Mr Rasitilo Makgobela (Universsity of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
12:10
Plenary -Mrs Malebo Tibane (University of South Africa) (until 13:10) (Auditorium)
12:10 Women and Physics: Why so few? - Prof. Marcia Barbosa (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)   (Auditorium)
Slides
13:10 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Applied -Mr Frikkie De Beer (Necsa) (until 15:40) (D Les 103)
14:00 Improving the laser brightness of a commercial laser system - Mr Darryl Naidoo (CSIR)   (D Les 103)
14:20 A single DFB laser for multilevel directly modulated signal for high speed optical fibre communication system - Mr Tichakunda Valentine Chabata (NMMU)   (D Les 103)
14:40 Polarization alignment system for quantum key distribution - Mr Marco Mariola (UKZN)   (D Les 103)
15:00 Characterization of Corona Ionization Based Micro-thrusters - Mr William Wright (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
15:20 The Alan Cousins Telescope - A Multi-Purpose Automatic and Remote Access Telescope - Mr Pierre van Heerden (University of Johannesburg/SAAO)   (D Les 103)
14:00
Astro -Dr David Gilbank (South African Astronomical Observatory) (until 15:40) (D Les 203)
14:00 Neutrino Events at IceCube and the Fermi Bubbles - Dr Lili Yang (University of Nova Gorica)   (D Les 203)
14:20 Photon-Axion mixing as a cosmic magnetometer - Mr Geoffrey Beck (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 203)
14:40 A Different Approach to the Perturbation of Astrophysical Fluids - Dr Fabio Frescura (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 203)
15:00 DFT, LS or GLS? - A 'road test' of various Fourier-based period-finding algorithms for astronomical observations - Dr Chris Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 203)
14:00
DPCMM1 -Dr Emanuela Carleschi (Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (D Les 201)
14:00 Computational study of supported Pd catalyst for methane oxidation - Ms Moyahabo Hellen Chuma (University of Limpopo)   (D Les 201)
14:20 Study of superconducting gap in boron doped nanodiamond through differential resistance - Ms Kirsty Sanders (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
14:40 Residual stress in polycrystalline thin Cr films deposited on fused silica substrates - Ms Z P Mudau (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 201)
15:00 Ion dose effect on sound velocity in ion-implanted CVD diamond studied using surface Brillouin scattering - Dr Bhekumusa Mathe (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
14:00
Education -Dr Dale Taylor (UCT) (until 15:40) (D Les 310)
14:00 Using cooperative learning to improve students’ problem solving in physics - Dr Mark Herbert Herbert (University of the Western Cape)   (D Les 310)
14:20 Lesson planning practices of South African Physical Sciences teachers in a new curriculum - Dr Sam Ramaila (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
14:40 Conceptual resources for learning kinematics graphs - Mrs Grace DJjan (North-West University)   (D Les 310)
15:00 Teaching Physics in isiZulu - Dr Alan Matthews (UKZN)   (D Les 310)
14:00
NPRP -Dr Suzan Bvumbi (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (D Les 101)
14:00 Study of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance across the neodymium and samarium isotope chains from spherical to deformed nuclei using (p,p') scattering at 200 MeV - Ms Lindsay Donaldson (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
14:20 Nuclear deformation effects on fine structure of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance and 2<sup>+</sup> level densities from (p,p') scattering at 200 MeV - Mr Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
14:40 Fine structure of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance from light to heavy-mass nuclei and 1<sup>-</sup> level densities using (p,p') scattering at zero degrees - Mr Maxwell Jingo (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
15:00 Investigation of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance (IVGDR) strength in the selected neutron-rich calcium isotopes 42, 44, 48Ca - Mr Mouftahou Latif (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
15:20 Impact of the γ-Ray Strength Functions on the 138La and 139La Galactic Production - Mr Bonginkosi Kheswa (iThemba Labs)   (D Les 101)
14:00
Photonics -Dr Christine Steenkamp (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (D Les 102)
14:00 Interference fringe intensity measurement by optical path length variation using Michelson’s interferometer - Mr Nyasha SULIALI (National University of Science and Technology)   (D Les 102)
14:20 Coupled Optical Resonance Laser Frequency Stabilization - Mr Shaun Burd (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
14:40 Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy of calcium fluoride crystals - Mr Tresor MATINDI (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Les 102)
15:00 Raman spectroscopy of biofilms - Dr Pieter Neethling (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Les 102)
14:00
Space -Mr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State) (until 15:40) (D Les 204)
14:00 The ICRF-3: The next Generation Celestial Reference Frame. - Dr Aletha de Witt (Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (D Les 204)
14:20 Source Structure Effect on Southern Hemisphere VLBI Reference Frame - Mr Sayan Basu (UNISA-HartRAO)   (D Les 204)
14:40 A strategic independent geodetic VLBI network for Europe. - Ms Denise Dale (Hartebeespoorthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory)   (D Les 204)
15:00 Fourier Plane Modeling and Jet Physics in the Galaxy M81 - Mr Arvind RAMESSUR (UNISA/HartRAO)   (D Les 204)
15:20 Numerical studies of non-thermal processes in galaxy clusters - Mr Remudin Reshid Mekuria (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 204)
14:00
Theoretical -Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town) (until 15:40) (D Les 104)
14:00 Quantum Networking with Graph States - Prof. Mark Tame (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Les 104)
14:20 Homogeneous Open Quantum Walks on a Line - Dr Roland Cristopher Caballar (NITheP, University of KwaZulu-Natal, and University of the Philippines, Diliman)   (D Les 104)
14:40 Entanglement of two distant nitrogen-vacancy-center ensembles under the action of squeezed microwave field - Dr Natalia Teper (University of KwaZulu-Natal, National Institute for Theoretical Physics)   (D Les 104)
15:00 Efficient Quantum Simulation of Markovian Quantum Dynamics of a Qubit - Mr Ryan Sweke (UKZN)   (D Les 104)
15:20 Quantum Neural Networks - Our brain as a quantum computer? - Ms Maria Schuld (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Les 104)
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
16:10
Plenary -Prof. Erich Rohwer (University of Stellenbosch) (until 17:10) (Auditorium)
16:10 Tailoring light with digital holograms - Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR)   (Auditorium)
Slides
17:10
Poster2 (until 19:00) (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A circular current's bi-Cartesian magnetic dipolar model and the bias in deriving fields from own potentials - Dr Max Chirwa (Walter Sisulu University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A PEPT study of the quadratic en masse granular flows in rotating drums - Mr Bongani Baloyi (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 A quantum circuit modeling toolkit for high performance computing - Mr Makhamsia Senekane (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Absorption degradation of Poly crystalline silicon solar cell due to hot spot formation - Mr Gilbert Osayemwenre (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Advanced CPU benchmarking of ARM processors for applications in High Energy Physics - Mr Wade Pimenta (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Affordable and power efficient computing for High Energy Physics: synthetic CPU performance and Fast Fourier Transform benchmarks of ARM processors. - Mr Mitchell Cox (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 An efficient and reliable model develop and employ in a simulation application to compute the coefficient of performance of an air source heat pump water heater - Mr Stephen Tangwe (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Analysis of photo-response of a back contact silicon solar cell under spot illumination - Mr Nicholas Kwarikunda (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Atomistic Simulation Studies of LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> - Ms Raesibe Sylvia Ledwaba (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Automation, characterisation and application of a spectrometer for UV and Vacuum UV - Mr Andre de Bruyn (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Calculating solar irradiance to determine yield from solar cells for De Aar - Mr Graham Webber (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Chaotic Phenomena in Stack of Josephson Junctions - Ms Svetlana Medvedeva (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, JINR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Characterization of cerium doped yttrium gadolinium aluminate garnet (Y-Gd)3 Al5O12:Ce3+ phosphor thin films fabricated by pulsed laser deposition - Mr Ali Wako (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Characterization of Temperature Dependence of the Electron Capture Cross Section of E-Center in Sb-Doped Germanium - Mr Ezekiel Omotoso (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Charge and magnetic ordering dynamics under pressure in LuFe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> - Mr Wisdom Nkosilathi Sibanda (UJ)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Chemiresistive Gas Sensing Properties of Vanadium Pentoxide nanoparticles - Mr Amos Akande (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Comparison of the gasifier char-resin blends with gasifier soot-resin blends using different characterization techniques - Mr Aviwe Melapi (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational modelling studies of Pd tellurides - Mr Phatholo Fredy SELOWA (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational Modelling Studies of PtS surfaces - Ms Mamogo Masenya (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computational study of (110) β-TiO<sub>2</sub>O surface - Ms Khomotso Maenetja (University Of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Computer simulation study of spinel LiMn<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> nanotubes as a cathode material for lithium-ion batteries - Mr David Magolego TSHWANE (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Correlation between entangled states as measured from accelerated world lines. - Mr Jonathan Hartman (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Coupling coefficients and excitonic transitions in CuGaSe<sub>2</sub> - Dr Augusto Machatine (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Cross-section measurements for neutron-induced reactions in Co and Au at neutron energy of 60 MeV - Dr Peane Peter Maleka (iThemba LABS)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Data Processing System for the Time-of-Flight Spectrometer of Heavy Ions in the wide range of Energies. - Mr Vusi Malaza (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Determining the Richardson constant of Ni/4H-SiC and W/4H-SiC Schottky diodes via Current-Voltage-Temperature (IVT) characteristics - Ms Asmita Singh (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Digital Laser for On-Demand Mode Pulses - Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Effect of annealing temperature on structural and luminescence properties of Eu3+-doped Y2O3 red-emitting phosphor thin films by Pulse Laser Deposition method. - Mr Abdub Ali (University of the Free state)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Effect of annealing temperature on vanadium dioxide thin films prepared by sol gel method - Mr Itani Given Madiba (iThemba Labs, UNISA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Effect of Mo content on the Structural and Physical Properties of Cr<sub>100-<i>x </i></sub>Mo<sub><i>x</i></sub>Alloys - Dr A Chavan (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
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17:10 Effect of pH on ZnO nanostructures prepared by chemical bath method - Mr Lehlohonolo Koao (UFS)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Effects of Catalyst/Ba mole fraction on the structure and luminescence properties of BaCO3:1% Eu3+,2% Dy3+ phosphors synthesized using sol-gel process. - Ms Angelina Seithati Tebele (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Electron paramagnetic resonance analysis of plastic scintillators for the Tile Calorimeter of the ATLAS detector - Mr Chad Pelwan (University of Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Electronic structures of oxygen adsorption on {110} nickel-rich pentlandite (Fe<sub>4</sub>Ni<sub>5</sub>S<sub>8</sub>) mineral surface - Mr Peace Prince Mkhonto (University of Limpopo)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Equilibration properties of hadronic matter - Mr Nemakhavhani Thendo Emmanuel (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 First principle study: adsorption of molecular hydrogen sulphide on transitional gold cluster (Aun=1-5) - Mr Emmanuel Igumbor (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 First-principles study of Fe-doped MgO - Dr Mahlaga Molepo (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Geyser heating cycle of 2kW tank domestic solar water heater under varying loads - Ms Nothando Ndlovu (University of Fort Hare)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Growth of FeSi nanowires by Chemical Vapour Deposition for Gas Sensing Applications - Dr Sibongiseni Thabethe (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 High-pressure electrical-transport behaviour in charge-ordered Fe<sub>2</sub>OBO<sub>3</sub> and LuFe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> - Mr Philip Musyimi (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Imaging of Dense Minerals in Rocks Using Micro-CT - Mr Lunga Bam (NECSA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Influence of argon-implantation on thermoluminescence of synthetic quartz - Dr Schadrack Nsengiyumva (Rhodes University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Influence of solvent casting and weight ratios on the morphology and optical properties of inorganic-organic hybrid structures - Dr Theo Muller (University of the Western Cape)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Interpretation of Spectral Electroluminescence Images of Photovoltaic Modules - Ms Jacqui Crozier (NMMU)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Investigation and evaluation of a custom Raman spectroscopy setup - Ms Cathrine Pfukwa (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Investigation of the effect of iodine bombardment in glassy carbon. - Ms Opeyemi Odutemowo (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Investigation of the migration behaviour of Strontium ion implanted in Silicon Carbide - Ms Thabsile Thabethe (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Irradiation-induced improvement in crystalline quality of epitaxially grown InGaN thin films: A preliminary study - Dr Morgan Madhuku (iThemba Labs)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Magnetic and thermodynamic properties of Ce23Ru7Mg4 compound - Dr Jyotish Chandra Debnath (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Magnetic and transport studies on Cr<sub>100-<i>x</i></sub>Ir<sub><i>x</i></sub> alloy single crystals - Mr Pius Rodney Fernando (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
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17:10 Memory performance of ARM processors and its relevance to High Energy Physics - Mr Gerhard Harmsen (University of the Witwatersrand) Mr Thomas Wrigley (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Nature of the four-quasiparticle negative-parity rotational bands in <sup>194</sup>Tl - Dr OBED SHIRINDA (iThemba LABS)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 New research opportunities with the K600 magnetic spectrometer - Dr Retief Neveling (iThemba LABS)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Norm conserving pseudopotentials for 1-D systems - Dr Trisha Salagaram (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Palladium silicide formation on n-Si (111) By Thermal Annealing - Ms Helga Danga (Uninersity of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Pressure effects on the magnetic behavior of the local moment ferromagnet CeCuSi - Prof. GIOvanni Hearne (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Probing the antiferromagnetism in (Cr<sub>84</sub>Re<sub>16</sub>)<sub>100-<i>y</i></sub>V<sub><i>y</i></sub> alloys using neutron diffraction - Mrs Bincy Susan Jacobs (University Of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Production of electricity from eucalyptus wood - Ms Nwabunwanne Nwokolo (Fort Hare Institute of Technology)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Prometeo: The new test bench for the electronics in ATLAS tile calorimeter in the upgrade. - Dr Xifeng RUAN (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Pulse shaping using a 2D spatial light modulator - Mr Ruan Viljoen (Stellenbosch University)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Reactive DC sputter deposition and charactersation of AlN thin films - Mr Thembinkosi Goodman Nyawo (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Reconstructing vector Bessel beams - Dr Angela Dudley (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Reproducing observed solar radiation characteristics in Rwanda using theoretical models - Ms Marie Chantal Cyulinyana (University of johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Self-healing of quantum entanglement - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Silicide formation in Pd-Si and Pd-SiC diffusion couples - Mr Eric Njoroge (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Sputter deposition and characterization of diamond like carbon thin films - Ms Nelisiwe Princess Chonco (University of Zululand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Structural changes associated with the differential expansion of coal during rapid heating - a preliminary study - Mr Jakobus Hoffman (NECSA)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Synthesis and characterization of binary phase NiS nanostructures - Ms Ella Linganiso (CSIR)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Synthesis and characterization of doped perovskite oxides (CaTiO3: Pr, Al) nanophosphors by using sol-gel method. - Mr Thandikhaya Lungisa Lotha (University of the Free State)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Synthesis, characterization and magnetic ordering of the semiconducting intermetallic compound FeGa<sub>3</sub> - Mr Mustafa Ahmed (University of Johannesburg)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Temperature dependence of coercivity and magnetization of Sr1/3Mn1/3Co1/3Fe2O4 nanoparticle ferrites - Mr Nadir Osman (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Temperature-dependent barrier characteristics of Pd/ZnO Schottky barrier diodes - Mr Meehleketo Advice Mayimele (University of Pretoria)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The behaviour of damage in sapphire and MgO implanted with silver ions - Anna Kozakiewicz (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The modification and the development of the polarized ion source at iThemba LABS - Mr Cebo Ndlangamandla (iThemba Labs)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 The Stochastic Schroedinger Equations Approach to Open Quantum Systems - Mrs Iuliia Semina (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Thermally induced lensing determination from the coefficient of defocus aberration - Mr July Bell (UKZN)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Transverse Momentum and Tsallis Distribution]{Transverse Momentum Distributions in proton - proton Collisions at LHC Energies and Tsallis Thermodynamics - Prof. Jean Cleymans (University of Cape Town)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 Wave Instability of Intercellular Ca(2+) Oscillations - Dr Conrad Bertrand TABI (University of Stellenbosch)   (D Ring ground level)
17:10 X-ray reflectometry and Surface Brillouin scattering studies of thin films of VC deposited on Si by RF magnetron sputtering - Mr Kudakwashe Jakata (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Ring ground level)
19:00
HoD/Council Meeting -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 20:00) (D Les 310)
12:10
Plenary -Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:10) (Auditorium)
12:10 The Square Kilometre Array, MeerKAT and more - Prof. Justin Jonas (SKA)   (Auditorium)
Slides
13:10 --- Lunch: Plenary speakers and students lunch ---
14:00
Applied -Dr Indresan Govender (University of Cape Town) Prof. Trevor Derry (University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:40) (D Les 103)
14:00 Non-Specialist Lecture: Optimization of the PEGASES plasma thruster - Dr Trevor Lafleur (LPP Ecole Polytechnique, France)   (D Les 103)
14:40 Characterisation of plume and thrust for the corona ionisation space propulsion system - Dr Phil Ferrer (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 103)
15:00 Discrete Element Models applied to Aggregate Properties in Pavement Design - Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR)   (D Les 103)
15:20 The design and development of a force comparator standard machine to provide national traceability in force measurement to industry. - Mr Sipho Dlamini (NMISA)   (D Les 103)
14:00
Astro -Dr Lili Yang (PostDoc) (until 15:40) (D Les 203)
14:00 Importance of mergers in the growth of brightest cluster galaxies - Mrs Daniel Groenewald (North-West University)   (D Les 203)
14:20 AGN vs star formation in Brightest Cluster Galaxies - Dr Ilani Loubser (North-West University)   (D Les 203)
14:40 Analysis of SALT Medium Resolution Fabry-Perot data - Mr Wendyam Blaise TAPSOBA (University of Cape Town)   (D Les 203)
15:00 Kinematics and stellar populations of dwarf ellipticals in the Fornax cluster. - Mr Jaco Mentz (NWU)   (D Les 203)
15:20 The methodology of extracting kinemtaical properties and mass profiles from BCGs. - Mr Henri Branken (North West University)   (D Les 203)
14:00
DPCMM1 -Prof. Francis Dejene (University of the Free State) (until 15:40) (D Les 201)
14:00 Novel Rattling Dynamics Explain Low Thermal Conductivity in Aluminium-Doped Potassium Tungstate Defect Pyrochlore - Dr Elvis Shoko (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
14:20 X-ray reflectivity and surface Brillouin studies of rf magnetron sputtered NbN thin films - Mr Jonah Kuria (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 201)
14:40 Can Shapiro step subharmonics be "charged"? - Dr Hermann Azemtsa Donfack (University of South Africa)   (D Les 201)
15:00 A microscopic theory of phase transitions - Dr Volkmar Nolting (Vaal University of Technology)   (D Les 201)
15:20 Structural and Optical Characterisation of Double-Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles - Mr Olatunbosun Nubi (University of Limpopo)   (D Les 201)
14:00
Education -Mr Douglas Clerk (School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand) (until 15:40) (D Les 310)
15:00 The impact of community engagement initiative at Soweto Science Centre of the University of Johannesburg in addressing the subject knowledge deficiency of learners in the Further Education and Training band - Dr Padmanabhan Nair (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
15:20 A triggering strategy for improved pass rate in a software-managed evaluations in Physics practicals for Engineering and Health Science Diploma Programmes at the University of Johannesburg - Dr Leelakrishna Reddy (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 310)
Paper
14:00
NPRP -Dr Paulus Masiteng (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) (D Les 101)
14:00 Evidence for Higgs Boson Decays to Tau Lepton Pairs from the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider - Mr Kieran Bristow (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
14:20 Search for the Higgs boson in fermionic channels using the ATLAS detector - Mrs Claire Lee (UJ & Academia Sinica)   (D Les 101)
Paper
14:40 The Higgs as a portal to the “hidden sector” via an analysis of H->Z’Z’->4l - Mr D A Unwuchola (University of Johannesburg)   (D Les 101)
Paper
15:00 Search for the 2HDM neutral CP-odd pseudoscalar Higgs, <i>A</i>, in the <i>A</i> to <i>Zh</i> channel in <i>sqrt(s)</i> = 8 TeV <i>pp</i> collisions with multilepton final states using the ATLAS detector - Mr Guillermo Hamity (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 101)
Slides
15:20 The iThemba LABS Radioactive Beam Project - Dr Robert Bark (iThemba LABS)   (D Les 101)
14:00
Photonics -Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR) (until 15:40) (D Les 102)
14:00 Digital detection of Bessel-Gauss beams - Ms Thandeka Mhlanga (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   (D Les 102)
14:20 Simulating spontaneous parametric down-conversion using classical light - Dr Yingwen Zhang (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
14:40 Azimuthal spectrum after parametric down-convertion with radial degrees of freedom - Dr Yingwen Zhang (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
15:00 Propagation of vortex modes through fibres - Ms Melanie McLaren (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
15:20 A numerical investigation of the evolution OAM entanglement in turbulence - Dr Alpha Hamadou Ibrahim (CSIR)   (D Les 102)
14:00
Space -Dr Christian Engelbrecht (University of Johannesburg) (until 15:40) ()
14:00 Tidal Effects on Pulsation Modes in Close Binaries - Dr Fabio Frescura (University of the Witwatersrand)   ()
14:20 Spectroscopic and Photometric study of open cluster Trumpler 27 - Mr Willice Obonyo (University of Cape Town)   ()
14:40 Rapid Photometric variability of magnetic Cataclysmic Variables - Mr Johannes Breytenbach (University of Pretoria)   ()
15:00 Accretion processes in cataclysmic variables: Insights from optical transient surveys - Ms Mokhine Motsoaledi (South African Astronomical Observatory)   ()
15:20 Real Space Lensing Reconstruction using CMB Temperature and Polarisation - Ms Heather Prince (UKZN)   ()
14:00
Theoretical -Prof. Kristian Müller-Nedebock (University of Stellenbosch) (until 15:40) (D Les 104)
14:00 Numerical modelling of the generation of Gaussian graph state - Mr Lucien Nzuzi Mbenza (UKZN)   (D Les 104)
14:20 Computational study of structural, thermal and electronic properties of the chalcopyrites AlAgX2 (X=S,Se,Te) - Mr Guy Moise DONGHO NGUIMDO (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
14:40 Structural and Electronic Properties of Fe dopped Technetium Sulphide - Mr Mahmud Abdulsalam (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
15:00 Resonance features of stack of long Josephson junctions - Mr Ilhom Rahmonov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)   (D Les 104)
15:20 Collider Black-Holes: Preliminary Results and Outlook - Mr Warren Carlson (University of the Witwatersrand)   (D Les 104)
15:40 --- Tea and Coffee break ---
16:10
Plenary -Prof. Steven Karataglidis (University of Johannesburg) (until 17:10) (Auditorium)
16:10 The SCRIT Electron Scattering Facility - Prof. Toshimi Suda (Tohoku University, Japan)   (Auditorium)
Slides
17:10
NPRP -Dr Simon Mullins (iThemba LABS (Gauteng)) (until 18:00) (D Les 101)
18:00
Division Heads/Council Meeting -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 19:00) (D Les 310)
12:10
Plenary -Prof. Aletta Prinsloo (University of Johannesburg) (until 13:10) (Auditorium)
12:10 Bits of the future: emergent physics for advanced magnetic information technologies - Prof. Eric Fullerton (University of California, San Diego)   (Auditorium)
Slides
13:10 --- Lunch ---
14:00
Plenary -Dr Frederik Vorster (NMMU) (until 15:00) (Auditorium)
14:00 Organic and hybrid organic-inorganic concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion - Prof. Vladimir Dyakonov (Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg)   (Auditorium)
Slides
15:00
Annual General Meeting -Dr Irvy (Igle) Gledhill (CSIR) (until 16:00) (Auditorium)
18:30 Banquet   ()